2013 Eagle Mount Horsemanship Camp
Eagle Mount Bozeman’s inaugural Horsemanship Camp. The camp will prepare future volunteers, ages 9 to 16, for our equestrian program.
Eagle Mount Bozeman’s inaugural Horsemanship Camp is looking for participants. The camp will prepare future volunteers, ages 9 to 16, for our equestrian program. The camp will be held Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Camp is designed to provide campers who want to become Eagle Mount volunteers with a fun and safe environment to learn about horses and to teach them about Eagle Mount’s mission. The campers will be introduced to balanced seat equitation and showmanship. They will work with Eagle Mount’s therapy horses throughout the week as they learn new skills while safely working with their assigned horse. Campers with little to no horse experience will benefit most from their week at camp.
Activities will include learning about disabilities – physical and cognitive; adaptive riding equipment; feeding and horse health management; grooming and hoof care; leading and horse handling; tack cleaning and safety check; and stable management. The camp will culminate in a barn inspection to include cleanliness of their assigned stall, tack and horse along with a Showmanship Class where campers will demonstrate their horsemanship skills.
Founded in 1982, Eagle Mount’s mission is to provide therapeutic recreation for people with disabilities of all ages and children with cancer. For people living with a disability or cancer, recreation means a lot more than “play time.” Recreational activities offer healing, life-affirming, joyful and satisfying experiences. When people are with Eagle Mount, the focus is always on their abilities. At Eagle Mount, every challenge inspires a new adventure.
The deadline for registration is May 1st, 2013. The fee for the five day camp is $300. For more information please visit www.eaglemount.org or contact Maggee Harrison, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anna Turecek, (email@example.com ) at 406-586-1781.